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Katie Archibald takes second Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series win in Edinburgh

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Published: 30 May 2014

Katie Archibald takes her second Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series win in Edinburgh

Scottish riders dominated the first ever Scottish round of the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series in Edinburgh, with Katie Archibald taking another dominant victory on the cobbled streets.

Archibald attacked out of a front group of five riders to go clear on Edinburgh's Grassmarket circuit to take her second victory from three rounds of the Matrix Fitness GP Series. Behind fifth place was enough for Fife's Eileen Roe to keep the series lead, ten points ahead of Dumfermline's Charline Joiner in second overall.

Victory moves Archibald up to third overall, making it a Scottish 1-2-3 after three of the five rounds.

Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International rider Archibald also takes the lead in the sprints competition from Louise Mahe, having won both of the intermediate sprints in Edinburgh.

Behind Archibald came former series champion Helen Wyman who also broke away in pursuit of the leader, and Edinburgh's Claire Thomas, who rounded out the podium in third.

With two rounds to go, in Redditch on Tuesday (3 June) and Woking (10 June) it looks set to be a three way battle between Roe, Joiner and Archibald, with the latter two both riding for leading team Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International.

Highlights of the race will be shown during The Pearl Izumi Tour Series highlights on ITV4 at 9pm on Friday 30 May, with a repeat at 6am on Saturday 31 May.

Results

Race Result

1. Katie Archibald, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
2. Helen Wyman, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
3. Claire Thomas, GBR, Velosport - Pasta Montegrappa
4. Charline Joiner, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
5. Eileen Roe, GBR, Starley Primal Pro Cycling
6. Hannah Walker, GBR, Epic Cycles - Scott WRT
7. Natalie Creswick, GBR, Team MuleBar Girl - Sigma Sport
8. Jessie Walker, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
9. Tamiko Butler, GBR, WyndyMilla Reynolds
10. Annasley Park, GBR, RST Racing Team
11. Louise Borthwick, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
12. Katie Curtis, GBR, Starley Primal Pro Cycling
13. Rebecca Wormersley, GBR, WyndyMilla Reynolds
14. Gabriella Shaw, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
15. Lauren Creamer, IRL, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
16. Brit Tate, GBR, GBCycles.co.uk
17. Hannah Payton, GBR, WyndyMilla Reynolds
18. Eve Dixon, GBR, Team 22
19. Mary Costelloe, IRL, WyndyMilla Reynolds
20. Rhona Callander, GBR, Stirling Bike Club

Round Three Sprint Winner: Katie Archibald, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International
Round Three Team Winner: Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International

Overall Individual Standings, post-Round Three
1. Eileen Roe, GBR, Starley Primal Pro Cycling, 55pts
2. Charline Joiner, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 45pts
3. Katie Archibald, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 40pts
4. Hannah Walker, GBR, Epic Cycles - Scott WRT, 39pts
5. Natalie Creswick, GBR, Team MuleBar Girl - Sigma Sport, 37pts
6. Helen Wyman, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine, 35pts
7. Jessie Walker, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine, 28pts
8. Claire Thomas, GBR, Velosport - Pasta Montegrappa, 27pts
9. Gabriella Shaw, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 27pts
10. Katie Curtis, GBR, Starley Primal Pro Cycling, 26pts

Overall Sprint Standings, post-Round Three
1. Katie Archibald, GBR, Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 20pts
2. Helen Wyman, GBR, Matrix Fitness - Vulpine, 12pts
3. Louise Mahe, GBR, Team MuleBar Girl - Sigma Sport, 12pts

Overall Team Standings, post-Round Three
1. Pearl Izumi Sports Tours International, 142pts
2. Matrix Fitness - Vulpine, 120pts
3. Starley Primal Pro Cycling, 81pts
4. Team MuleBar Girl - Sigma Sport, 63pts
5. Epic Cycles - Scott WRT, 42pts
6. WyndyMilla - Reynolds, 26pts
7. RST Racing Team, 16pts
8. GBCycles.co.uk, 5pts

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